Hard Drive Not Showing In BIOS

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:56 24 Oct 2004

Failed FUJI HDD. Powers up and spins. Not recognised in BIOS as slave or masteron primary or secondary IDE channels. Other hard drives working ok on same power and IDE cables as slave or master.

Anyone any ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:03 24 Oct 2004

Put it into a freezer bag and into the freezer for the night - try in the morning and it may well work.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:06 24 Oct 2004

Thought that was for decoding radios? Hope it works on this, I'll see if there are any other suggestions before I try it.

Thanks for the quick reply

  Diodorus Siculus 21:06 24 Oct 2004

By the way, have you told the BIOS to autodetect it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:08 24 Oct 2004

Tried that previously still wouldn't play.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:10 24 Oct 2004

F3 auto detects all drives CMOS setup in my BIOS forgot to mention Elite motherboard K7S5A.

  Diodorus Siculus 21:13 24 Oct 2004

When did it work last? Has it been dropped? What were the symptoms of the problem?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:22 24 Oct 2004

Symptom 1 = ocasional clunk clunk

Precaution = click here

Sympton 2 = clunk clunk clatter clatter before I got everything I wanted (got 90%) so not overly worried if the freezer trick doesn't work. :0)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:28 24 Oct 2004

Dan the Confused
Thats how I normally use it.

Only one PC in house until Tue evening (working away tomorrow) meaning I'll be off line (the kids will kill me) Fast user switching gets a full work out in this household.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:51 24 Oct 2004


Your probably right thats why I was backing it up.

Doesn't make a sound now spinning loverly and quiet. Hoping to recover final data off it.

Going to have to sign out now will check back Tue eve for any further responses If not try the freezer trick TUE night let you know Wednesday Aft.

Thanks /\0/\

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:50 27 Oct 2004

Took hard drive from Freezer allowed to thaw.

Unfortunately same result, NOT recognised by BIOS, will not auto detect or even allow me to insert Cls hds secs manually as user.

Any other ideas before it hits the metal crusher?

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